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Video Interview with Sophie Lemière, 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia

News / January 17, 2019

Prior to departing for Singapore and the second half of her Lee Kong Chian Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia , we sat down with Sophie Lemière , a specialist in Malaysian politics, to discuss the origins of her interest in Malaysia, the country's May 2018 electoral revolution and the prospects of its new governing coalition, what it was like to follow the

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Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

Commentary / January 17, 2019

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues. The articles are in Korean language.

Confront the lure of populism or risk economic failures and the coming of a far-right extremist regime (Gi-Wook Shin, January 17, 2019)

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Whence Korean Denuclearization

Commentary / January 16, 2019
North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen. As part of a detailed explanation of Pyongyang’s position, it said: “When we refer to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it, therefore, means removing all elements of nuclear threats from the areas of both the north and the south of Korea and also from surrounding areas from where the Korean peninsula is targeted.
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Spring 2019 Stanford e-Japan online course now accepting applications

News / January 16, 2019

Stanford e-Japan is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 session, which runs from April 22 to August 23, 2019. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2019.

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The Double-Edged Sword of Palm Oil

News / January 16, 2019

Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a bedeviling double-edged sword. Widespread cultivation of oil palm trees has been both an economic boon and an environmental disaster for tropical developing-world countries, contributing to large-scale habitat loss, among other impacts.

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Scholars examine cyber warfare in new book

News / January 15, 2019

War is changing, and the U.S. military can now use cyber weapons as digital combat power.

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Ukraine, nuclear weapons and the trilateral statement 25 years later

Commentary / January 14, 2019

Today, January 14, marks the 25th anniversary of the Trilateral Statement.  Signed in Moscow by President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, the statement set out the terms under which Ukraine agreed to eliminate the large arsenal of former Soviet strategic nuclear weapons that remained on its territory following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Food system failures in our age of abundance

News / January 11, 2019

Twelve-year-old Lena is growing up poor and malnourished on Chicago’s West Side. She buys Blue Juice and Hot Chips from the corner store on her way to school. She and her classmates can afford the flavoured sugar water and salty starch, but this cheap “food” that fills up her stomach provides no nutritional value. 

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Only a drastic measure towards denuclearization can resolve the current stalemate with North Korea

Commentary / January 10, 2019

In a recent interview with Korea Times, Gi-Wook Shin, director of APARC, said "only a drastic measure [by North Korea] can resolve the current stalemate." Shin also urged Moon administration to rework its North Korea policy.

Read the full interview in Korean language here.

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R. Kent Weaver joins CDDRL as visiting scholar

News / January 8, 2019

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome R.

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Winners announced for the Spring 2018 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / January 8, 2019

Stanford e-Japan is a distance-learning course sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. The Spring 2018 session was supported by the Capital Group and the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project, Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, FSI.

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Andrew Kim, Outgoing CIA Official in Charge of Korea Mission Center, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

News / January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STANFORD, CA — Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) announced today the appointment of Sung Hyun “Andrew” Kim as a William J. Perry Visiting Scholar through the Winter quarter of 2019.

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Is there a glimmer of hope for the INF treaty?

Commentary / January 7, 2019

On December 21, the United Nations General Assembly voted down a Russian-proposed resolution calling for support for the INF Treaty. That Moscow gambit failed, in large part because Russia is violating the treaty by deploying prohibited missiles.

This bit of diplomatic show came one week after Russian officials said they would like to discuss INF Treaty compliance concerns. That could be—not is, but could be—significant. Washington should test whether those suggestions represent just more Kremlin posturing or a serious effort to save the treaty.

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APARC Scholars Respond to "Chinese Influence and American Interests" Report

Commentary / January 7, 2019

On November 29, 2018, a working group, co-chaired by Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution, and Orville Schell, Arthur Ross director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, released the report “

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Former Presidential Envoy to Defeat ISIS Named Payne Distinguished Lecturer

News / January 2, 2019

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce that Brett McGurk has been appointed the next Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer. He will spend the next two years at Stanford working with FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

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PODCAST: Francis Fukuyama on 2018, a year in identity politics

Commentary / January 1, 2019

Francis Fukuyama sits down with The World's Carol Hills to go over the identity politics of 2018. Listen here.

 
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Q&A: Ideology Is Out, Identity Is In

Q&A / December 27, 2018

Francis Fukuyama joins Nick Gillespie for a thoughtful Q&A on the rise of populism in the West and the role of identity politics in thwarting the end

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The Great Recession has influenced populist movements today, say Stanford scholars

News / December 26, 2018

Francis Fukuyama discusses why populist messages have emerged in contemporary politics alongside Anna Grzymala-Busse and 

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China Gets Its Message to Americans but Doesn’t Want to Reciprocate

Commentary / December 21, 2018

Beijing enjoys a big megaphone in America even as it blocks U.S. media outlets, hinders independent scholars and limits U.S.

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Choice of Medicare drug plan reduces opioid use

News / December 21, 2018

New research by a trio of Stanford scholars shows how different insurance strategies affect the volume of opioid use and could help stem inappropriate prescribing behaviors. 

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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment

Commentary / December 20, 2018

"The way that the economy has developed over the past generation is actually gone contrary to a lot of the existing economic models. The Simon Kuznetz phenomenon says it's not just globalization, it's economic growth. As the country is modernizing, as it's growing economically, it does lead to an increase in inequality. When you reach a  certain level of income, the inequality starts to decrease. That was the experience in Europe, in the 19th and 20th century, that was the case in the United States and so forth.

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CISAC Faculty 2018 Winter Break Reading List

Blog / December 20, 2018

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor, by courtesy, of political science, recommends:

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante


Karl Eikenberry, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, CISAC, CDDRL, and TEC affiliate, and director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, recommends:

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Do we need a new understanding of national identity?

Commentary / December 20, 2018

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama says for BBC we need national identities that unite rather than divide us. Watch here.

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